Hoeven Statement on Afghanistan

BISMARCK, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement on Afghanistan:

“We need to get control of the situation to protect American lives in Afghanistan as well as the lives of our allies and partners. We need answers from the Biden administration regarding the unfolding security and humanitarian crisis, as well as an explanation of why the administration did not have a better plan in place for the withdrawal of U.S. forces and personnel. I am deeply concerned that the way in which we have withdrawn from Afghanistan will embolden al Qaeda and other terrorists to harm Americans both in the region and around the world.”